5k: Shift Your Own 7-Series: 1988 BMW 735i E32 5-spd

BMW launched its second version of the 7-series in 1986 with the E32 model which was lauded as being a handsome and modern styled sedan.  BMW continued to push the 7-series as the luxury car for the ‘sporting’ driver and offered it with a manual transmission in the 6-cylinder models.  Perhaps some bankers wanted their chauffeurs to get a left leg workout, but we doubt many we ordered with the 5-speed, making them a rare treat indeed today.  Find this 1988 BMW 735i e32 5-spd in Oceanside, CA for $3,500 via bimmerforums.com.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

The E32 535i is motivated by a 3.5 liter version of the M30 inline-6 that puts out 208 horsepower and 225 ft-lbs of torque.

 Modern luxury car drivers will be confused by the tall black stalk where the iDrive should be…

An E32 5-spd isn’t a bad way to spend $3,500 and get a cool ‘soon-to-be-vintage’ car with some character, but keep in mind that maintenance could be a bit above the average E30 because of the complexity of the luxury systems (seat movers, automatic A/C, safety systems etc).

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